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Jerry West

American basketball player and executive

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Jerry West: American basketball player and executive
Jerome Alan West is an American basketball executive and former player. During his active career West played professionally for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). His nicknames included Mr. Clutch, for his ability to make a big play in a clutch situation, such as his famous buzzer-beating 60-foot shot that tied Game 3 of the 1970 NBA Finals against the New York Knicks; The Logo, in reference to his silhouette being incorporated into the NBA logo; Mr. Outside, in reference to his perimeter play with the Los Angeles Lakers; and Zeke from Cabin Creek, for the creek near his birthplace of Chelyan, West Virginia. West played the small forward position early in his career, and he was a standout at East Bank High School and at West Virginia University, where he led the Mountaineers to the 1959 NCAA championship game. He earned the NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player honor despite the loss. He then embarked on a 14-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, and was the co-captain of the 1960 U.S. Olympic gold medal team, a squad that was inducted as a unit into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010.

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Michelle Wie marries Jonnie West, son of NBA legend Jerry West

Michelle Wie has officially gone West. The five-time LPGA Tour champion got married on Saturday to...
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Jerry West proves again he's more than just the logo

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Michelle Wie gets engaged to Jonnie West, son of NBA legend Jerry West: 'My person for life!'

The five-time LPGA Tour champion said yes to Jonnie West, a Warriors executive and son of NBA legend Jerry West.
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